Rutherford, NJ Private Plane Crashes, May 1960


Rutherford, N. J. -- (AP) -- Four Rhode Island men were killed yesterday when their business plane fell through rainy skies and crashed in a residential neighborhood.
The single-engine plane blew into pieces after clipping a house on Orient Way. The bodies of the pilot and his three passengers hurtled onto the porch of a house across the street.
Wreckage strewed a wide area and power lines snapped. The plane did not burn.
Three of the victims worked for American Tube Products Co. of West Warwick, R. I., and were flying to New York.
The plane, a Cessna 182, had begun approaching Tetterboro Airport four miles away for an instrument landing when it crashed.
Killed were the pilot, DAVID SHEPHERD of Cranston, R. I., a retired Army officer; NICHOLAS FOLOKY of Cranston, director of engineering for the company; JOHN GILLIS of Norwood, R. I., manager of the company's Weldmore division; and DR. J. PHILIP FEELEY, 39, a dental surgeon of Barrington, R. I.

The Troy Record New York 1960-05-20


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Diane my name is Linda . My father was one of the men killed in this plane crash . I was a baby and have no memory of my dad at all . I now live in NJ . I was wondering if you still had some news paper articles and or Picts of the crash . I would love to see them if u do . My contact info lj_nurse@hotmail.com . I look forward to hearing from you . God bless
Linda J Gillis


If you could possibly get in touch, I would love to have a copy of any information you may have.

Write or call

Michael Shepherd
1303 Cartee Rd
Anderson, SC 29625

(864) 287 - 2595

God Bless

i remember this as a

i remember this as a rutherford resident,living not far from this site.. i remember walking there.. this was the home of one of my friends..i am so sorry for your loss..
diane, that is very generous of you to share the info and pictures you have..i know that this will bring some closure for his family ..wendy

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I have some newspaper articles and pictures. If you like I could send or email you copies.

Your Home

Thank you for the information. I was 11 at the time too. Living here in South Carolina makes it difficult for me to see the house but I would love to.

Thanks again for the reply.

The plane crashed into the

The plane crashed into the home my mother owned. I was 11 when this happened and remember it very well. I remember that your mother came to visit my mother and looked at all the articles on the crash. Today I live in the house that experienced the crash.

My Father

The pilot in this crash was my Father. Thank you for putting the information on the web. I was only 10 years old when this happened and do not know very much at all about the crash or my Dad.
If you have any additional information, I would love to have a copy.

Thank You,
Mike Shepherd
1303 Cartee Rd.
Anderson, SC 29625